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Bitlocker Setup on Dual Boot Win7 and Linux Mint 16 with TPM

Posted on 2014-07-11
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Last Modified: 2014-07-22
I have an HP EliteBook 8460p that is currently running dual boot Window 7 and Linux Mint 16. This laptop does have a TPM chip. This is a work laptop and I am required to have Bitlocker setup on Windows. I have done some Googling and all the solutions I have found are for setting up a new system, nothing on setting up Bitlocker for an already existing dual boot configuration. I'd really like to avoid rebuilding my system. Has anybody been able to pull this off or have any tips for me?

Question by:Cacophony777
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Lee W, MVP earned 1500 total points
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I advocate and run multiple operating systems in VMs not with a clunky dual boot, but if you really need it, you can try getting Windows to load the boot loader for linux - see http://neosmart.net/wiki/easybcd/dual-boot/linux/
Bitlocker should only encrypt Windows volumes so the linux volume should be untouched.  Still, I'd test what I'm suggesting before doing it to a system you cannot afford to have down.

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Running in a VM does not work for my situation. There are somethings that I need to do that just won't work well in a VM. Getting the Windows boot loader to launch Linux seems to be the solution, but getting that setup on an existing dualboot scenario with Grub already on the MBR seems to more work than it's worth. As much as I don't want to, I think I'm just going to rebuild my system.

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